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        Four Quartets Includes East Coker (First Edition), The Dry Savages (First Edition), Burnt Norton (First Edition), and Little Gidding (First Edition)

      Faber & Faber, London 1940 - First Editions, First Printings SIGNED by T.S. Eliot on a laid in signature in volume 1. A beautiful four volume set in separate appearances in pamphlet form. Each book is in excellent condition with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean in ALL four books with NO writing, marks or bookplates. Overall, a wonderful set that includes "Burnt Norton" "East Coker" "The Dry Savages" and "Little Gidding" in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      New York: Random House, 1940. INSCRIBED BY DR. SEUSS in his customary spot opposite the title page. A solid copy to boot of this 1940 early reprint (3rd state --with the "2.50" price). Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG- dustjacket, with light chipping to the panel edges and very light staining andf scuffing along the rear panel. Quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout by Dr. Seuss. . Signed by Author. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Dr. Seuss.

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        Pinocchio

      Racine: Whitman Publishing Co.,, 1940. Box of Six Pinocchio Books For Reading, Colouring, and Playing. 6 volumes, quarto. Original printed wraps, side stapled bound. Housed in the original pictorial box. illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. Mild toning to white areas of covers, slight wear along edges, box with light rubbing to corners and notation in ink to bottom of box. An excellent set. First edition, first printings. A scarce collection of colouring and paint books, featuring the main characters from the animated film.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE HAMLET

      New York: Random House, 1940. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt and red on spine and front panel; maroon topstain; dustjacket; 421pp. Some trivial handling to boards, with light oxidation to gilt; very Near Fine. In the first state dustjacket, with 10 Random House titles listed on rear panel; unclipped, gently spine-sunned, with some light wear to extremities and a tiny nick at the crown; a Near Fine, unrestored example. An attractive copy of the first volume in Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy, with the dustjacket designed by James Salter. Basis for the 1958 Martin Ritt film 'The Long, Hot Summer', starring Paul Newman, Orson Welles, and Joanne Woodward. Petersen A20a.

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        Herbstbaum am Feldweg.

      Zürich, o.J. (um 1940).. Öl auf Leinwand. Bildformat: 65 x 56 cm.. Ölgemälde.

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        RIDE A COCK-HORSE and other Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.

      [6], [1], 2 - 28, [1] pages. With fifteen illustrations, some with additional hand-colouring as issued. Original pictorial paper-covered boards with pictorial dust-wrapper, not price-clipped. First edition; first issue, without the dedication to Peake's son Sebastian. Slight wear to head & heel of wrapper; else a fine copy.

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        CORRENTE 30. Litografie

      cartella in folio (cm 49x37) completamente rilegata in tela gialla, con copia anastatica di Corrente del 31 maggio 1940 applicata alle sguardie, contenente 2 cartelle di frontespizio e ringraziamenti, 4 cartelle di testo di Raffaele De Grada e indice, 12 cartelle con testi autografi e disegni degli autori, contenenti ciascuna a loro volta 1 litografia dei seguenti Artisti: Arnaldo Badodi (litografia a mano di un disegno di proprietà di De Grada, e firmata dalla signora Gardenia Badodi) ?" Renato Birolli (matrici originali su carta lucida messa a disposizione dalla famiglia e firmata Zeno Birolli) ?" Bruno Cassinari ?" Sandro Cherchi ?" Luciano Fontana - Renato Guttuso ?" Giuseppe Migneco ?" Ennio Morlotti ?" Aligi Sassu ?" Ernesto Treccani ?" Italo Valenti - Emilio Vedova. L'intera opera è stata realizzata in litografia, in tiratura 42 / 150, dal maestro litografo Giuseppe De Bellis, su carta a mano Ventura intonsa e con filigrana. La cartella custodia è in ottimo stato salvo lievi fioriture ai piatti, così come il contenuto salvo qualche rara e lieve fioritura ad alcune carte. Ottimo esemplare. 974 / 17.

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        Babar and Father Christmas. Translated from the French by Merle Haas

      New York: Random Hoiuse, 1940. First English edition and last of the Babar books by Jean de Brunhoff. Color-printed pictorial title-page, illustrated throughout. Large folio (14 1/4 x 10 in.; 363 x 255 mm). Publisher's pictorial boards, yellow cloth spine, pictorial endpapers, pictorial dust-jacket; losses at bottom margin of front of dust-jacket restored probably with color xeroxes. Attractive. In this charming story, Babar visits Father Christmas and suggests that he take a vacation in?the elephants' country. In gratitude, Father Christmas gives Babar a magic Santa suit which will enable him to fly through the air and deliver presents on Christmas eve to all the little elephants, beginning yet another wonderful western tradtion in Celesteville.

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        The Interpretation of Financial Statements

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. Signed. Seventh edition with date code B-P corresponding to February, 1940. Signed and warmly inscribed to a close friend on the front free end paper by both Benjamin Graham and Spencer B. Meredith. In Very Good condition, with a faint spot of discoloration to the front board, and light chipping at the base of the spine. Fading to title label on spine, with a crease to the bottom corner. Evidence of erased pencil of previous owner details to front free end paper and paste down. Previous owner details in ink to front paste down. Underlining to several pages of text. Extremely rare; Signed.

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        Das Heer im Kampf. Wandbilder für die deutsche Jugend. Herausgegeben vom OKH.

      Bruckmann, München - ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr, wohl nach 1940 erschienen ) .Mappe mit 12 farbgen Kunstdrucken sowie Begleitheft mit 23 Seiten *Bildbeschreibungen*. Die schlichte Mappe in OKarton, Folio ( 51 x 38,5 cm ). Enthalten sind 12 farbige Kunstdrucke im Format 38 x 50,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) sowie das kartonierte Begleitheft in 4° ( 29,5 x 21 cm ). Die Bilder nach Gemälden oder Aquarellen von: Hans Liska, Eduard Thöny, Otto Bloss, Hans Alart, Ernst Kretschmann. Gezeigt wird: *Strassenkampf * ( Aquarell Hans Liska ) - *Sprung ans Feindufer - Sturmboote greifen an* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - *Sieg* ( Ernst Kretschmann ) - Flammenwerfer ( Aquarell Hans Liska ) - *Batterie in Feuerstellung* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Bunkerkampf* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - PAK schießt Feindpanzer ab - Panzerjäger am Feind ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Schnelle Truppen Panzergrenadiere ( Jetzt Panzertruppen )* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - *Sturmgeschütze vor* ( Gemälde von Otto Bloss ) - *Eisenbahnstosstrupp; Eisenbahnpioniere im Kampf* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Vormarsch - Ein Feldpostbrief* ( Gemälde von Prof. Eduard Thöny) - *Panzerschlacht in Afrika* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ). Die Mappe etwas beschädigt mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Vorderdeckel unten sowie kleinem Einriß. Die Mappe etwas angestaubt und stockfleckig. Die Drucke von guter Erhaltung, wenige gering an den Ecken angeknickt. - sehr selten - ( Offenbar nicht in deutschen Bibliotheksbeständen vorhanden ) ( Gewicht 1000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        What Are Masterpieces

      Los Angeles: The Conference Press,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine red, boards ruled in red. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Boards a little faded and lightly spotted, internally fine. An excellent copy in the faded jacket with some nicks and chips to extremities and tape repair to verso of head of spine. First edition, first printing of Stein's 1936 Oxford-Cambridge lectures. Signed limited edition, number 49 of 50 copies, signed by the author.

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        Concilium Florentinum. Documenta et scriptores. 8 Bände. Band 1: Epistolae pontificae ad concilium Florentinum spectantes. Edidit Georgius Hofmann. Pars 1: Epistolae pontificae de rebus ante concilium Florentinum gestis (1418-1438). - Band 2: Apparatus super decretum Florentinum unionis graecorum. Ad fidem manuscriptorum edidit introductione - notis - indicibus ornavit Emmanuel Candal. Band 3: Acta camerae apostolicae et civitatum venetiarum, ferrariae, florentiae, ianuae de concilio Florentino. Edidit Georgius Hofmann. Volumen 3, fasciculus 1. - Band 4: Tractatus polemico - theologicus de graecis errantibus. Editio princeps. Quam ex autographo Vaticano haustam introductione notis indicibus ornavit Emmanuel Candal. - Band 5: Quae supersunt. Actorum graecorum concilii florentini necnon descriptionis cuiusdam eiusdem. Ad fidem manuscriptorum edidit additis versione latina, introductione et indicibus Iosephus Gill. Pars 1: Res ferrariae gestae. - Band 6: Andreas de Santacroce. Advocatus consistorialis. Acta latina concilii florentini. Quae edidit Georgius Hofmann. - Band 7: Oratio dogmatica de unione. Ex autographis manuscriptis critice edidit introductione - notis - indicibus instruxit Emmanuel Candal. - Band 8: Orationes georgii scholarii in concilio florentino habitae. Ad fidem manuscriptoru edidit addita versione latina Iosephus Gill.

      Rom: Pontificium Instituto Orient Stud. Prof. 1940-64.. 8 Bände. 4° (25-35 cm). Bibliotheks-Halbleinenbände. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückensignatur, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Schnitten, Vorsatz- und Titelblatt. - Ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

      1940 - LANDERY, Charles. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. Adapted From Frank Capra's Columbia Picture. Story by Lewis R. Foster. Screenplay by Sidney Buchman. London: J.M. Dent and Sons Limited, [1940]. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First English Edition- released to coincide with the British release of the classic film, starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Harry Carey and Thomas Mitchell. There is no similar U.S. version. Illustrated with 32 photographs from the movie. Scarce! Signed presentation from Landery on the front endpaper: "To Jimmie Edmunds, the British James Stewart. With best wishes from his pal Charlie Landery." Edmunds has also penned a presentation on the same page: "My dear Vivienne, Remember me always, Jim." The film received nine Academy Award nominations. Very Good (some soil covers with moderate foxing endpapers); edgewear (small chips & tears with several internal repairs with tape) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather and cloth clam-shell box, with a gilt-worked spine and a depiction- in leather onlays- of a man's silhouette bordered by large Roman-style columns (bookplate on inside front cover box). $2500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Wodehouse on Golf

      844 pages. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's green cloth with black lettering to spine and pictorial cover in original pictorial jacket. (APG: 71a) First edition.Here in one hilarious volume are all of Wodehouse's classics on the strange game of golf. No true golfer, and certainly no Wodehouse fan, can resist this collection. The table of cents is like the roll call at a class reunion; all the old faces are there, and whether you have read the stories before or not, the laugh aver is high, even for the old master. Himself an inveterate devotee of tee and green, Wodehouse better than any other living writer plumbs the depths of the golfer's soul. None of the humor and pathos of the great game escape Wodehouse's brilliant and satirical pen. Here is a golfer's masterpiece, and a treasure house of laughs, even for those who don't know a driver from a mashie.Condition:Volume with spine and edges a bit rubbed, gift inscription on front free endpaper, dated Dec. 25 '40. Jacket with small piece missing to spine head, tears, spine sunned, light wear; very good in like jacket.

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        Journal of. 2 vols. Presentation inscription to Segre in Vol. 2, with 10 offprints, 3 with inscriptions to Segre.

      1940-1968 1940 - From the Library of Nobel Prize Winner Emilio SegreSeaborg, Glenn (1912-99). (1). Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg. August 11, 1934 - June 30, 1939 [July 1, 1939 - April 17, 1942]. 2 vols. N.p., October 1982. Mimeographed typescript. vii [1], 502; [4] 503-925pp. Text illustrations. Original printed wrappers. Seaborg's presentation inscription to Segre on title of second vol.: "To Emilio with fond memories of 50 years of friendship and collaboration, Glenn." Page of Segre's notes laid into second vol. Address labels of Segre's widow in each vol. Offered with (2). Collection of 10 offprints and mimeographed documents, as listed below. 8vo & 4to. V.p., 1938-76. Original wrappers or without wrappers as issued; see below for detailed condition statements. From the library of Nobel Laureate Emilio Segre(1905-89); Seaborg's presentation inscriptions to Segre on nos. 7, 9 and 11. First / First Separate Editions. Seaborg shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in chemistry with E. M. Macmillan for their work on the synthetic transuranium elements, which are created by bombarding uranium and other heavy elements with atomic particles. The first such element that Seaborg identified was plutonium (no. 94), which he and his associates J. W. Kennedy and A. C. Wahl found in December 1940; a few months later, with the assistance of Emilio Segre, Seaborg's team isolated the isotope 239Pu and found it to be a potential source of nuclear energy (see no. 10). This discovery was kept secret due to wartime conditions; Seaborg later stated that "the announcement to the world of the existence of plutonium was in the form of the nuclear bomb dropped over Nagasaki" (quoted in James, p. 346). Seaborg spent most of his scientific career at the University of California, Berkeley, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1937 and joined the chemistry faculty the same year. In 1936, while still a graduate student, he became the first chemist to have an ongoing connection with E.O. Lawrence's Radiation Laboratory-home of the cyclotron, the world's first particle accelerator. It was at this time that Seaborg began working with John J. Livingood (see nos. 1, 3 & 5); "their ongoing collaboration . . . produced the largest quantity of information about nuclear reactions obtained by any group in the Laboratory" (Heilbron & Seidel, Lawrence and his Laboratory, p. 355). With Livingood, and later with Segre, J. W. Kennedy and others, Seaborg helped to pioneer the study of isomers, forms of the same unstable nucleus differing in internal energy (nos. 3, 5 & 6). With Livingood and Kennedy, Seaborg undertook a lengthy study of the isomers of activated tellurium (nos. 3 & 5), which was found to be a source of biologically useful radioactive iodine. With Segre, who joined the Rad. Lab. in 1938, Seaborg found the isomers of element 43 (no. 4); this element, later named technetium, had been discovered by Segre in 1936. This early work is discussed in detail in our two volumes of Seaborg's journal (no. 11), which describe his scientific work from August 1934 to April 1942. The years 1940 to 1942 are also covered in no. 10, which focuses primarily on Seaborg's work on plutonium and the isotope U233. During World War II Seaborg served as a section head in the Manhattan Project, supervising the production of plutonium for the atomic bomb. In 1944 he resumed his search for new transuranic elements, identifying americium (no. 95) and curium (no. 96). After the war he returned to Berkeley, where between 1949 and 1958 he and his research teams identified berkelium (no. 97), californium (no. 98), einsteinium (no. 99), fermium (no. 100), mendelevium (no. 101), and nobelium (no. 102)-this brought Seaborg's total of new elements up to nine, more than found by anyone else in history. In 1961, after serving for three years as chancellor of UC Berkeley, Seaborg was appointed chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, where he served until 1971. In 1974 he isolated seaborgium (no. 106), which was named for him. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Notholirion campanulatum

      [London.]: Dulau & Co. Ltd. / The Royal Horticultural Society.. [ 1940].. Handcolored lithograph, sheet size approximately 21 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, matted to 25 3/4 x 18 inches. Area of the print that was exposed in the mat opening has evenly toned; otherwise very good, clean condition with bright color. This handcolored lithograph was published with Part VII of the Supplement to Henry Elwes 1880 Monograph of the Genus Lilium. This important botanical monograph highlights the extraordinary wealth of China and surrounding countries in the species Lilium. As Elwes' friend and collaborator Arthur Grove states in the introduction to the Supplement: "When Elwes prepared his Monograph about fifty species of Lilium were known to exist, and it was then the general opinion among experts that few remained to be discovered. With his customary acumen, Elwes himself expressed the view that 'The only regions from which much novelty can be expected are the Eastern Himalayas and the immense tract of unexplored and difficult mountain country which surrounds our Indian Empire on the north and east, and which lies round the head-waters of the Irrawaddy, the Bramputra, and the Yang-tse-kiang...' These words were written in 1880, some years before the botanical exploration of Western China began, and Elwes proved a wiser prophet than he knew. At that time, however, no one in England suspected that the area indicated by him was soon to prove richer in lilies than either Japan or Western North America." The first 7 parts of the Supplement were issued between 1933 and 1940. These were limited to 250 copies with a total of 30 handcolored plates drawn and lithographed by Miss Lilian Snelling. The large folio size is used to great advantage to showcase this stunning bloom, with botanical details at the lower left. The habitat of this lily is noted in the text (supplied in facsimile) as being Western China, north-west Yunnan and Northern Burma. .

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        Moldy Warp The Mole *First Edition*

      Collins, London 1940 - 87 pages. Numerous lovely colour illustrations. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. Backstrip present with several small openings. Some lean to spine. Quality copy of this delightful work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Digest Of South African Case Law 1939

      Juta & Co, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketBoards are worn and marked.Rubber stamps.Tightly bound.Very good copy.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law; Inventory No: 60bm.

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        Horton Hatches the Egg.

      New York: Random House, 1940 - Quarto. Original brown buckram, titles to front cover in red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a cream cloth slipcase. Small bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Extremities a touch sunned, board edges slightly bumped, spine cocked. An excellent copy in a lightly soiled and toned jacket with nicked and creased extremities, and a couple of small chips, partially affecting "Mulberry" on the front panel. Illustrated throughout by the author. First edition, first printing. Considered one of the hardest Seuss titles to find in the first printing and with the un-restored dust jacket. Younger & Hirsch 31.

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        China/ Khine*

      Tomor Publishing Co., Vilna 1940 - 8vo. 268pp. Original three color photo-illustrated wrappers. Two title pages: English and Yiddish. Some pages unopened. An rare example of an journalistic account of China. Contains three chapters: 1st. Today's China, on Chinese literature, culture, theatre, politics, industry, economy, communication, religion, prejudices and geography; 2nd. Historical sketch, an overview of Chinese history and 3rd. China - Japan (Pacific problems), on the specific history, the situation and the problems in this region. This chapter is enriched with several excurses, e.g. on Chinese-American and Russian-Chinese relations. Boymgarten, b. 1902 in Zlotshev, near Lodz, begins to study at the University in Warsaw in 1925 and becomes active in circles, like the Borokhow youth-circle and the academic circle of Borokhow. As a young journalist she writes articles about culture and education, and works for the Warsaw newspaper, "The Free Youth". She joins the communists in 1927 and travels to China. Several articles and reportages about her travel to China were published in the Warsaw Newspaper, "Today". In 1940 Boymgartn publized her travel reports in bookform "Khine", the last Yiddish book issued in Vilna. In her preface to the book she points out, that Japanes guides accompanied her, wherever she wanted to go, indicating that she travels only in the Japanese occupied territories in China. Nevertheless, she captivates her readers as she travels through China and she diligently and insightfully explains all important facets of the conflict with Japan. After Hitler's invasion to the Soviet Union Boymgarten moves away to Eastern Russia, where she disappears. Magnificently illustrated with many b/w photographs, printed on special photo-paper, of significant places and personalities. Text in Yiddish. Photographs, wrappers and book block wavy and spine is partially broken. Wrappers with wear along edges, small chips and four inch closed tear at bottom of joints at front cover. Light age-toning of book block and light fraying of block at uncut bottom. Wrappers in overall fair, interior in good- condition. * The Yiddish spelling of the author's name differs from the English spelling. The same is true for the title. Since there are two title pages (English, Yiddish), both spellings are mentioned here. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Caprices.

      (O.O., o. Druck, ca. 1940).. 20,8x14,5 cm. Titelblatt und 6 signierte Graphiken. In OBr.-Mappe.. Komplette Folge: Ohne Titel (ABC), Skythen, Verhexte Mahlzeit, Fragment eines Mädchens, Prähistorisches, (ABC), Das Geheimnis. - Mit einer Visitenkarte von Max von Moos mit handschriftlichen Neujahrswünschen für 1940. - (Vorderdeckel der Mappe etwas fleckig).

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        MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

      1940. LANDERY, Charles. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. Adapted From Frank Capra's Columbia Picture. Story by Lewis R. Foster. Screenplay by Sidney Buchman. London: J.M. Dent and Sons Limited, [1940]. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First English Edition- released to coincide with the British release of the classic film, starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Harry Carey and Thomas Mitchell. There is no similar U.S. version. Illustrated with 32 photographs from the movie. Scarce! Signed presentation from Landery on the front endpaper: "To Jimmie Edmunds, the British James Stewart. With best wishes from his pal Charlie Landery." Edmunds has also penned a presentation on the same page: "My dear Vivienne, Remember me always, Jim." The film received nine Academy Award nominations. Very Good (some soil covers with moderate foxing endpapers); edgewear (small chips & tears with several internal repairs with tape) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather and cloth clam-shell box, with a gilt-worked spine and a depiction- in leather onlays- of a man's silhouette bordered by large Roman-style columns (bookplate on inside front cover box). $2500.00.

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        In Licht und Sonne. 1. Folge: Bei Sport und Spiel. 12 Originalaufnahmen.

      Dresden, Walter Flechsig Verlag, o. J. [1940]. - 12 Originalfotos im Format 17,5 x 12,5 cm. Montiert auf Tafeln in 4°. Eingelegt in den Orig.-Umschlag mit Fronttitel und montierter Fotografie. Seltene Foto-Mappe ganz im Geist und Stil der (deutschen) Leibeszucht. Umschlag etwas knittrig und angeschmutzt, gestempelt. Rückseite mit kleinen Verklebungen. Trägerkartons am Rand leicht fingerfleckig. Die Fotos mit schwachen Aussilberungen; am oberen Montagerand teils leichte Verfärbungen. Ein Foto am rechten Rand verblichen und leicht angeschmutzt. Köhler/Barche 425. Bertolotti, Livre de Nus, S. 126 und 134. Andritzky, Wir sind nackt, S. 143f. ------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Düsseldorfer Kunstmappe Erste Folge 1940 G A U L E I T E R - L U X U S A U S G A B E in G A N Z L E D E R,

      Düsseldorf Völkischer Verlag GmbH 1940, - Nahezu vollständige Ausgabe in aufwendigem, prächtigem Handeinband der Zeit: Ganzleder-Flügelmappe Folio 35 x 46 cm in rotem und blauem Leder mit reicher Dekoration in Goldprägung (NS-Hoheitszeichen, Deckeltitel, Linien-Prägung beider Einbanddeckel und Innenkantenvergoldung, innen mit Japanpapier ausgestattet und mit einem zusätzlichen, auf Pergament geschriebenen Widmungsblatt: "Dem tatkräftigen Förderer der Düsseldorfer bildenden Kunst, unserem verehrten Gauleiter Friedrich Karl Florian im Namen der an diesem Mappenwerk beteiligten Künstler, in Dankbarkeit überreicht: Fred Kocks. Düsseldorf, im Julmond des Kriegsjahres 1940". Buchbinder-Stempel auf dem hinteren Einbanddeckel "Geb.bei C.Schultze Düsseldorf". - Mappeninhalt: ein Doppelblatt mit Titelseite, zwei Seiten Angaben zu den abgebildeten Tafeln und den Künstlern (Kurzlebensläufe), auf vierter Seite (Rückseite) Vignette (Düsseldorfer Wappen) und folgender Druckvermerk: "Text und künstlerische Mitarbeiter: Fred Kocks / Düsseldorf - Umschlag- und Schriftenentwurf: A.L.Thiel / Düsseldorf - Druck: Graphische Kunstanstalten F.Bruckmann KG., München sowie ursprünglich 20 Blätter (montierte Farbdrucke, j e w e i l s v o m K ü n s t l e r o r i g i n a l u n t e r s c h r i e b e n, mit Ausnahme von Blatt Nr.1, dieses unsignert), Schrift: Fraktur. Die Blätter im einzelnen: 1. Wilhelm Camphausen: Friedrich der Große - 2. Arthur Kampf: Ansprache Friedrichs des Großen an seine Generale in Köthen 3. Franz Kiederich: Der Führer - Julius Paul Junghanns: Pflügen - 5. Will Tschech: Götz von Berlichingen - 6. Max Clarenbach: Stiller Tag - Franz Kiederich: Hasenjagd - 8. Carl Ederer: Am Brunnen - 9. Julius Paul Junghanns: Hocheifeler Viehhütte - 10. Heinrich von Richthofen: Bretonisches Wirtshaus - 11. Carl Weisgerber: Kämpfende Truthähne - 12. Helmut Liesegang: Holländische Windmühlen - 13. Josef Pieper: Nausikaa am Gestade - 14. Heinrich Hermanns: Vor Frühling im Birkenwald - 15. Albert Henrich: Ländliches Stilleben - 16. Robert Pudlich: Mädchenakt - 17. Fritz Köhler: Einsames Land -18. Richard Geßner: Kraftwerk Wasserburg am Inn - 19. Julius Plötz: Winter im Siebengebirge - 20. Leon Nyssen: Weichsellandschaft im Winter 1940. - E s f e h l e n d i e B l ä t t e r 3 u n d 5. - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe, EA, Einzelanfertigung / erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung, in der originalen, leinenbezogenen Klappkassette mit silbernem, aufgelegten Düsseldorfer Wappen und ledernen Schließen (etwas berieben und mit kleinem Einriss, sonst gut) Sprache: de [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The So Blue Marble

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "first edition" printed on the copyright page. This copy is authentically INSCRIBED and SIGEND by Dorothy B. Hughes to editor George Lanning on the front flyleaf. A wonderful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has light wear to the spine and edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the $2.00 printed price present. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely association copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Babar and Father Christmas. Translated from the French by Merle Haas

      New York: Random Hoiuse, 1940. First English edition and last of the Babar books by Jean de Brunhoff. Color-printed pictorial title-page, illustrated throughout. Large folio (14 1/4 x 10 in.; 363 x 255 mm). Publisher's pictorial boards, yellow cloth spine, pictorial endpapers, pictorial dust-jacket; losses at bottom margin of front of dust-jacket restored probably with color xeroxes. Attractive. In this charming story, Babar visits Father Christmas and suggests that he take a vacation inÊthe elephants' country. In gratitude, Father Christmas gives Babar a magic Santa suit which will enable him to fly through the air and deliver presents on Christmas eve to all the little elephants, beginning yet another wonderful western tradtion in Celesteville.

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        Colecci?n de Cr?nicas Espa?olas

      Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 9 volumes in quarter brown calf over pebbled brown cloth, 1940-1946 - spines gilt in compartments. Light rubbing to spines and hinges, a touch of edgewear and a few corners bumped, slight dampstain to rear board and page edge of volume 3 - bright overall and unmarked internally. Illustrated.Vol. 1: El Victorial. Cr?nica de Pero Ni?o, conde de Buelna por su alf?rez Gutierre D?ez de G?mes. LXXXII, 397 ppVol. 2: Cr?nica de ?lvaro de Luna, Condestable de Castilla, LXIV, 484 ppVol. 3: Hechos del condestable Miguel Lucas de Iranzo. (Cr?nica del siglo XV), LVI, 507ppVol. 4: Memorial de diversas haza?as. Cr?nica de Enrique IV, ordenada por Mosén Diego de Valera, XCII, 413ppVols. 5 y 6: Crónica de los Reyes Católicos por su secretario Fernando del Pulgar, CLX, 456pp, 523 ppVol. 7: Historia del Emperador Carlos V, por Pedro Mexia, XCV, 618 ppVol. 8: Crónica del Halconero de Juan II, Pedro Carrillo de Huete, XV, 561 ppVol. 9: Refundición de la Crónica del Halconero, por Lope de Barrientos, CCIII, 328 ppSize: Octavo (8vo). 9-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 045372.

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        Typed Letter from Arturo Toscanini to his Orchestra, 1940

      N/A. LOOSE_LEAF. S.p., July 22, 1940. Typed letter, text on recto only. From the Toscanini estate. Arturo Toscanini wrote this letter to his orchestra upon the completion of a successful South American tour in 1940. He writes: "My dear friends [sic] Tomorrow our trip will be over... To-morrow we will be separated after two months we lived day by day the same life. It is very sad indeed, but that is life... We have never been so linked, all as one, as in these 16 concerts... We must be proud of what we have done... God bless you all." The full text of the letter appears on page 374 of Harvey Sach's The Letters of Arturo Toscanini. This typed copy came from the Toscanini estate, though it is unclear how this particular copy was used. Some indecipherable notes on margins in an unknown hand, a few small various stains, good condition overall. A wonderful piece of Toscanini ephemera. Please contact us for additional photographs or information. . Good. 1940. First Edition.

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        THE D.A. GOES TO TRIAL

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1940., 1940. First edition. Lower front and rear corners lightly bumped, else near fine, tight, crisp copy in lightly rubbed dust jacket, light wear to foot of spine, and some ink loss to bumped corner of front panel.

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        Photograph of Erle Stanley Gardner, signed, circa 1940s

      N.p., N.p. 1940 - Vintage photograph of Erle Stanley Gardner, crime fiction writer and creator of Perry Mason, circa early 1940s, SIGNED by the author: "Sincerely yours / Erle Stanley Gardner," and signed by the photographer in pencil just below.Silver gelatin print, 5 x 7 inches. Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Case of the Rolling Bones

      Heinemann 1940 - A fine first British edition in a fine dust jacket, with original price of 7/6 on spine. First Published 1940 on copyright page. Unread copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CASE OF THE ROLLING BONES

      Cassell 1940 - First UK edition. Original gold cloth in pictorial Jas E McConnell dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper that has a small chip from the bottom of the spine and minor rubbing to the corners. A Perry Mason mystery. Gardner novels of this vintage are uncommon in dustwrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Peace On Earth" in Magpie, Spring 1940

      Dewitt Clinton High School, [Bronx] 1940 - Baldwin's first appearance in print, a 4-page story in his high school literary magazine about four friends, three of them black, in a trench at war, waiting to be sent into action. Precedes his first book by 13 years. Baldwin was 15 years old when this story was published, and he was on the staff of Magpie as well as a contributor to it. Also includes several poems and a story by Richard Avedon, who was also on the staff of the magazine. In 1964, Avedon and Baldwin collaborated on a book, Nothing Personal, a volume of social commentary with photographs by Avedon and text by Baldwin. At that point the two had been friends for a quarter century; they both went on to be acclaimed as representing the pinnacle of their respective arts. The New Yorker recently referred to Baldwin as "the American Orwell," citing Baldwin's 1960 essay on "the ugly dynamic between white police officers and young black men in the neighborhood where he grew up" in a "Talk of the Town" piece about recent controversial, and fatal, encounters between police and black youths, using Baldwin's piece to provide a perspective that spans more than half a century. Small chips to yapped edges; very good in stapled wrappers. An early, extremely scarce publication by one of the leading African American writers of the 20th century, and a volume that documents the friendship between Baldwin and Avedon going back to their high school years. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Das Höfebuch von Braak. Quellen zur Geschichte der heutigen und ehemaligen Erbhöfe eines Stormarner Bauerndorfes.

      Selbstverlag der Baugewerbs-Innung Bauhütte zu Hamburg,, Trittau 1940 - ( Typoskript - offenbar nie veröffentlicht ) VIII, 220 Seiten, Oln mit montiertem Deckelschild, 4° ( 29,5 x 21 cm ). Inhalt: Vorwort - Unsere Ahnen von Wilhelm Thimm - Alphabetisches Register der Stammreihen // Die Höfe des Dorfes: Vollhufenstellen: Schmidt - Heerde - Eggers - Wagner - Wriggers - Soltau / Halbhufenstellen: Wagner - Eggers - Fürst - Kock / Katenstellen: Rönner - Heuck - Thomas - Dabelstein - Mecklenburg - Lessau / Untergegangene Stellen: Meier - Petersen, Wagner - Dohrendorf - Burmeister - Krogmann - Frahm - John - Möller. // Benutzte Quellen - Alte Maße und Münzen - Alphabetisches Register der Besitzer. ( Es fehlen die angeführten 3 lose beiliegenden Karten ). Einband etwas fleckig und angestaubt, Ecken und Kanten berieben. Innen erste und letzte Seiten stockfleckig, einige Seiten gering fleckig, Nummerierung oben jeweils handschriftlich, 3 Seiten mit kleinen Anstreichungen. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plakat - Brienz Rothornbahn. Tiefdruck.

      Zürich, Fretz, ca. 1940. 102 x 64 cm, Zustand A Preis in CHF: 630.

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        Cosway Style Portraits of Francis Bacon, Robert Burns, Henry Longfellow, Joihn Ruskin, John Greenleaf Whittier anmd William Wordsworth

      [possibly Bath: Bayntun-Rivire, 1940. Each in full blue morocco hinged case. 6 vols. Six miniature watercolor portraits set into custom dark blue straight-grain morocco clamshell cases, blue watered silk doublures. Wonderful collection of six Cosway-style portraits of literary luminaries: Wordsworth, Whittier, Longfellow, Burns, Bacon, and Ruskin, housed in handsome matching morocco cases. Cosway bindings (named for renowned 19th-century English miniaturist Richard Cosway) were first commissioned in the early 1900s by J.H. Stonehouse, managing director of London booksellers Sotheran & Company, from the famous Rivire bindery, who employed Miss C.B. Currie to faithfully imitate CoswayÕs detailed watercolor style of portraiture. These delicate miniature paintings, often on ivory, were set into the covers or doublures of richly-tooled bindings and protected by a thin pane of glass. Cosway bindings executed by other than the original collaborators (Stonehouse, Sotheran, Rivire, and Currie) are designated as ?'Cosway-style?" bindings?'still splendid productions?'by such esteemed binderies as Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Morrell, Bayntun, and Bumpus. Cosway-style paintings rose in popularity in the mid-20th century. These six intricate watercolor portraits of British and American authors represent the exquisite craftsmanship of the foremost binders of that period.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Grapes Of Wrath; With Lithographs By Thomas Hart Benton. [Signed by Henry Fonda]

      Heritage Press, New York 1940 - Lithographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 559 pages; [SIGNED] 1940 Heritage Press. Large format 4to sized book in original brown cloth with title lettering to spine and pictorial vignette to cover stamped in silver. Reissue of the LEC edition which brought together the inspired Thomas Hart Benton illustrations, iconic in their own right and which stand as one of the best examples of illustrations for a classic work of fiction. This copy signed by Henry Fonda on the half-title page. Fonda's portrayal of Tom Joad in the John Ford directed adaptation of Steinbeck's classic earned him an Oscar nomination and is widely regarded as one of Fonda's finest pieces of work. Signature obtained by Jere Real in New Orleans in 1972 during production work in the 1973 released, spaghetti western, "My Name is Nobody". Though soundly bound and internally clean the cloth binding is lightly sun faded and shelf soiled at spine with light rubbing at edges. An unusual association copy, with details of provenance provided to buyer. VG- . Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DogStar Books]
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        6 Songs for Democracy: Discos de las Brigadas Internacionales [The Music Room's International Series: Set 101]

      The Music Room [Keynote Recordings, Inc.], New York 1940 - INSCRIBED by Paul Robeson Before it became a noted jazz label, Eric Bernay's Keynote Recordings released the left-wing folk of performers like the Almanac Singers and Pete Seeger. This album contains songs written by Ernst Busch (1900-1980), recorded in Barcelona in 1938 and accompanied by the choir and orchestra of the 11th Brigade. This copy is inscribed and signed on the front pastedown by Paul Robeson, who supplied the masters for this release:"These songs of the Spanish struggleDeeply reflect the spirit of Democracy.That spirit like Joe Hill 'never died,'This album is a 'must.'"Joe Hill, a rabble-rousing Wobblie executed for murder (most certainly a miscarriage of justice) became a folk-hero after his death. Robeson was known for singing "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night," with its lyric, referenced in his inscription:I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night,Alive as you and me.Says I "But Joe, you're ten years dead"I never died" said he,"I never died" said heDespite its length and revealing reference to Joe Hill, this inscription is generic. The Yale University copy, and at least two other copies at one time or another on the market, contain the exact inscription, and it is probable that Robeson signed a quantity for the publisher. Still, a rare and interesting item. Red suede cloth stamped in guilt on spine over illustrated front board. Spine separating, wear to extremities. Lacking booklet containing program notes and libretto. Discs fine Three 10 inch 78 rpm records housed in card sleeves. Oblong 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        6 Songs for Democracy: Discos de las Brigadas Internacionales [The Music Room's International Series: Set 101]

      New York: The Music Room [Keynote Recordings, Inc.], 1940. Three 10 inch 78 rpm records housed in card sleeves. Oblong 4to. Red suede cloth stamped in guilt on spine over illustrated front board. Spine separating, wear to extremities. Lacking booklet containing program notes and libretto. Discs fine. INSCRIBED by Paul Robeson Before it became a noted jazz label, Eric Bernay's Keynote Recordings released the left-wing folk of performers like the Almanac Singers and Pete Seeger. This album contains songs written by Ernst Busch (1900-1980), recorded in Barcelona in 1938 and accompanied by the choir and orchestra of the 11th Brigade. This copy is inscribed and signed on the front pastedown by Paul Robeson, who supplied the masters for this release:"These songs of the Spanish struggleDeeply reflect the spirit of Democracy.That spirit like Joe Hill 'never died,'This album is a 'must.'"Joe Hill, a rabble-rousing Wobblie executed for murder (most certainly a miscarriage of justice) became a folk-hero after his death. Robeson was known for singing "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night," with its lyric, referenced in his inscription:I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night,Alive as you and me.Says I "But Joe, you're ten years dead""I never died" said he,"I never died" said heDespite its length and revealing reference to Joe Hill, this inscription is generic. The Yale University copy, and at least two other copies at one time or another on the market, contain the exact inscription, and it is probable that Robeson signed a quantity for the publisher. Still, a rare and interesting item.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Limited to 2020 Deluxe Issue copies signed by Bruce Rogers who designed the book. Fine in worn slipcase with split joints. Limited to 2020 Deluxe Issue copies signed by Bruce Rogers who designed the book. 4to. Gilt-titled tan cloth over pattern paper boards, t.e.g. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with sixteen tipped-in color plates. Rackham's last illustrated book. Riall p. 197.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1940

      John Wisden & Co. 1940 - Seventy-seventh edition. Original hardback. Covers marked and gilt dull. Front hinge gutter exposed with 2 newspapers cuttings pasted to 1st ad page. Binding fragile for first 30 pages, with one page loose. A fair to good copy.

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        Four Strange Women

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1940. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Mould damage to front board; otherwise an excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has a sunned spine. First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

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        Mounted newspaper clipping heading "Sports Pages Turn Back at the Fair " Relating to 1940 World's Fair Academy of Sports Pictured are Mayor Jimmy Walker, The Babe, Mrs James Corbett and Ty Cobb

      1940. Signed by both Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. Matted, laid down. SIGNED BY BABE RUTH AND TY COBB

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        The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (?stasiatiska Samlingarna) Stockholm. Bulletin N:o 12 Bernhald Karlgren: Grammata Serica, Script and Phonetics in Chinese and Sino-Japanese.

      Stockholm 1940 - Stockholm, 1940. 496pp.+viii (plates) Rebound black cloth with gilt title on spine. All edges sl.sunned & stained. Original front cover missing, rear cover sl.chipped. Upper part of title page sl.torn. Title page to P.8 sl.wrinkled. 221-224pp. sl.bended. Sl.spotted on some pages. 26.7x18.8cm.

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        Native Son

      Very Good Harper & Brothers. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Native Son FIRST EDITION Richard Wright 1ST PRINTING 1940 Classic Rare Book

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